The director's penchant for secrecy is well documented and par for the course these days, but you might think that Neeson would be given a bit of background as to why Ra's Al Ghul was hanging out in a musty prison in "The Dark Knight Rises." Not so. “[Nolan] takes it to another extreme — I didn’t know I was in the movie,” Neeson told Hollywood (via MTV). “I went and shot a scene for two hours with Christian Bale. There was a set, and Christian was tied up. I said, ‘Chris, what am I doing?’ [As Nolan:] ‘Um… well, just walk forward, and say the lines, walk back, and that’ll be it, really.’ I said, ‘What the f***? Tell me the story!’ [As Nolan:] ‘Um… I’d prefer not to, really.’ Okay, don’t mind me — I’m just an actor.”
But Neeson shouldn't feel too bad as that's how it probably went on the movie for anyone who wasn't Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman or Gary Oldman. Or wait, maybe he should?